applications deployment to networked PCs? how?

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  1. s2k

    s2k OT Supporter

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    lets say you have small business server 2003 with 50 client pcs

    and you want to install a new application or update old ones on those 50 pcs, how do you do this without visiting every pc individually?

    can you just push the applications to the client pc somehow?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

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    You package it up with an MSI. If you're lucky, the MSI is already built. If it isn't, you need to build it. You can then deploy via logon scripts or preferably via Group Policy -> Software Configuration.
     
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    The Windows Server 2000 install CD (and probably newer ones too) has a program on it that scans the configuration of a test machine before and after you install a program on it, and then it takes all the new files and Registry keys and packs them into an MSI installer that you can push to machines using Group Policy.
     

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